Towering over everything outside the Qantas Founders Outback Museum is a bright and shiny retired 1979 747-200B Jumbo. The tour of the jumbo and a nearby Boeing 707 (converted to a luxury private plane once chartered by Michael Jackson) is fascinating, and you can do a wing-walk with safety harness (bookings essential).

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1. Qantas Founders Outback Museum

Qantas Founders Outback Museum houses a life-size replica of an Avro 504K, the first aircraft owned by the fledgling airline. Interactive multimedia and…

3. Powerhouse Museum

1.64 MILES

In the town's former power station, this museum is packed with old engines and generators that will fascinate engineering types.